The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball. It has been contested since 1903 between the champion teams of the American League and the National League.
Continue reading for all you need to know about the World Series, including 2023 schedule, format, and the history of the competition.
Game 1 of the 2023 World Series will take place on Friday, October 27.
See below for the full 2023 World Series schedule:
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 27
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 28
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 30
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Game 5: Wednesday, Nov. 1 (if necessary)
Game 6: Friday, Nov. 3 (if necessary)
Game 7: Saturday, Nov. 4 (if necessary)
The 2023 World Series is being played between the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rangers won the American League pennant, while the Diamondbacks won the National League pennant.
Games 1 and 2 of the series will be played at Globe Life Field, followed by Games 3, 4, and 5 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. If necessary, Games 6 and 7 will be played back at Globe Life Field.
The Houston Astros won the World Series in 2022 against the in a series that ended 4-2.
The 2023 World Series will air on FOX in the United States.
There have been a total of 119 World Series starting back in 1903, but only 117 World Series have been played. The two exceptions were in 1904 when there was a boycott and in 1994 when the players went on strike and the MLB was forced to cancel the rest of the season, including the playoffs.
To no surprise, the New York Yankees have been the most successful franchise when it comes to winning a World Series. They have won it a total of 27 times, but have not been back since 2009.
In terms of World Series appearances, the Yankees lead the way again with 40.
The Texas Rangers are currently the favorites to win the 2023 World Series.